Pay no attention to the girl behind the curtain,
That quiet one, over there.
For she is something unusual,
Something you should beware.
Pay no attention to the girl who hides
Behind her jacket, glasses, and hair.
Because she is something different,
Something that we fear.
Pay no attention to the one we don’t understand
The one that we say should be just like us
Even though she’d
Rather be hit by a bus.
Pay no attention to the one who lives in fear
Who spends every day hiding
Dreading the ridicule
That comes from her peers.
Pay no attention to the asexual girl
Who has been told that she is broken
And needs to be fixed
By being raped and beaten.
Pay no attention to that one percent
Who are told they are weird.
And that it wouldn’t make a difference
If they just disappeared.
Pay no attention to the ones who need it most.
Those who need to hear
That they’re perfect the way they are
And don’t have to live in fear.
Pay no attention to those not like you
To the ones who don’t belong.
To those who are told
Who they are is wrong.
Pay no attention to the girl behind the curtain
Just like you always do.
Even though she is screaming,
To be heard by you.